Raphael Warnock in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution


On Crime: Mass incarceration a scar on the soul of America

He held a conference at Ebenezer on ending mass incarceration and invited the Central Park 5 (now commonly referred to as the Exonerated 5) to participate. Now adults, the then-teenagers were wrongly arrested and convicted in the 1989 beating and rape of a white female jogger in New York City's Central Park. Warnock called mass incarceration a scar on the soul of America.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Const. on 2019-20 Georgia 2-year Senate race Mar 2, 2020

On Principles & Values: 2008: Joined black pastors defending controversial sermons

Warnock's national profile grew when he joined a group of black pastors who defended a prominent Chicago pastor whose sermons became a flashpoint in Barack Obama's 2008 bid for president. The Rev. Jeremiah Wright, the no-holds-barred former senior pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, was known for his fiery, and some would say inflammatory, sermons. Warnock was among the religious leaders who said Wright had been taken out of context and misinterpreted by the mainstream.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Const. on 2019-20 Georgia 2-year Senate race Mar 2, 2020

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